Research Associate - Human Factors Engineering

Health Care Delivery Research
Why Mayo Clinic
Innovation and compassion are paramount to providing world-class medical care to patients from all over the world. We lean on the variety of perspectives and backgrounds of our colleagues’ to continuously challenge ourselves and to create a workplace that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. Become part of the legacy that embraces our differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.
Position description
A Research Associate is being sought within the program of Susan Hallbeck, Ph.D. performing Human Factors Engineering in Health Care Systems Engineering within the Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. The Research Associate will be involved in the Human Factors Engineering and Systems Integration team which collaborates with clinicians, scientists, and patients to identify and solve critical health care issues. Using scientific engineering methodology, the provider and engineering partnerships solve complex problems and improve quality of life. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to lead projects.

This position requires:
  • Expertise in Human Factors/Ergonomics
  • Human research subject experience (highly desired)
  • Does not involve “research operations” development
  • Having graduated with or soon be receiving a Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. in Engineering or Applied Psychology (preferred)
A Research Associate at Mayo Clinic is a temporary transitional role with the primary purpose to allow qualified individuals to work within an established investigator’s program in preparation for an academic and/or independent research career. The ability to perform specialized or complex functions would typically be demonstrated through review of scientific accomplishments, contributions, and peer-reviewed publications averaging at least one per year post doctoral degree. The Research Associate is expected to provide leadership support and training within an established research program.

Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:
  • Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • Three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead, describing:
    • Relationship to the applicant.
    • Past work/academic performance.
    • Work qualities/personal conduct.
    • Overall assessment of potential for success in research environment.
  • Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
Must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Requires at least three years of postdoctoral research experience at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere with evidence of publications and other scientific accomplishments.
Additional qualifications
Ph.D. in industrial engineering or related engineering field with special emphasis on ergonomics, especially physical ergonomics.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Postdoc & Temporary Research
Career profile
Post Doctoral Research
Job posting number
Katrina Giese